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Castle Bytham, Lime Kiln
Castle Bytham, Lime Kiln
Castle Bytham, Lime Kiln

This brick-built Lime Kiln is the survivor of ten kilns built in a limestone quarry adjacent to the Bourne to Saxby Railway which was opened shortly after the railway was finished in 1893.

It is 7m high and has a single charging hole accessible from the top of the bank which it is built into.

The quarry is believed to have closed in 1960 and the kiln is one of very few surviving in Lincolnshire.

See: Stewart Squires, Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, 45 (2010), pp 36-39.

Castle Bytham,
Lincoln, Ironstone Mine
Lincoln, Ironstone Mine
Lincoln, Ironstone Mine

The former entrance to Grundy’s No 1 ironstone mine, between Crofton Road and Greetwell Road in Lincoln.

This adit was in use from about 1904 and the mine had closed by 1920.

The mine has collapsed and the entrance has been sealed.

Stewart Squires

Lincoln, ironstone mine, Grundy, Greetwell Road,
Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron Works
Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron Works
Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron Works

Frodingham Iron Works was established in 1864, to be joined by five other iron making companies in the Scunthorpe area by the end of the century.

In 1912 they absorbed the Appleby Ironworks to form the largest iron and steel making company in the area.

undated postcard by Arjay

Scunthorpe, Frodingham Iron works, Arjay
Scunthorpe, Steel Works
Scunthorpe, Steel Works
Scunthorpe, Steel Works

The iron making process, the heart of the steel works.  Two blast furnaces are shown.

1930s photograph

Scunthorpe, Steel works
Walesby, Mine Shaft
Walesby, Mine Shaft
Walesby, Mine Shaft

The square of concrete covers the Walesby Shaft, off Walesby Hill (TF143 932).

It was sunk by the Frodingham Iron and Steel Company in about 1919.

The scrub covered mound behind is the spoil removed from the 175 feet deep shaft. From the foot a tunnel was driven horizontally for some 217 feet.

Although beds of ironstone were proved they were very contorted and no mine went into production as a result.

Stewart Squires

Walesby, mine shaft, ironstone, Frodingham Iron & Steel,